South Carolina Department of Public Safety


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 7, 2017
Contact: Your Local CRO, 803-896-8144

SCDPS REPORTS SIX KILLED ON SOUTH CAROLINA ROADS

August 4 – August 6, 2017

COLUMBIA –The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, August 4, at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, August 6, at midnight.

 

Interstates

1

US routes, SC roads and secondary roads

4

County roads

1

Seat belt used

1

Seat belt not used

2

Seat belt unknown

0

Seat belt not applicable

2 Pedestrians, 1 Motorcyclist

 

As of August 6, 569 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 596 highway deaths during the same time period in 2016.

 

Of the 402 motor vehicle occupants who have died in 2017, 193 were not wearing seat belts. 

 

Through midnight August 6, 76 pedestrians have died compared to 84 in 2016; 64 motorcyclists have died compared to 90 in 2016; and 12 bicyclists have died compared to 13 in 2016 on state roads and highways. 

 

Editor’s note: These numbers are preliminary and are based on fatal collisions compiled by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety as of midnight August 6, 2017.

 

For specific details on fatalities, including locations, please visit https://www.schponline.com/Media/Fatalities.asp.  The site is designated for media use and only reflects information on fatal collisions investigated by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Please do not publicize this site--the information is preliminary and is meant to be used as a guide only. For confirmation on fatality information, please contact the appropriate county coroner’s office.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA TRAFFIC FATALITIES

 

 

JANUARY 1 THROUGH AUGUST 6 

 

2017*

2016*

2015

2014

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

COUNTY NAME

FATALITIES

 

ABBEVILLE

5

 

ABBEVILLE

3

ABBEVILLE

4

ABBEVILLE

4

 

AIKEN

21

 

AIKEN

22

AIKEN

16

AIKEN

14

 

ALLENDALE

4

ALLENDALE

2

ALLENDALE

3

ALLENDALE

0

 

ANDERSON

25

 

ANDERSON

32

ANDERSON

19

ANDERSON

23

 

BAMBERG

2

BAMBERG

5

BAMBERG

1

BAMBERG

1

 

BARNWELL

6

BARNWELL

3

BARNWELL

4

BARNWELL

3

 

BEAUFORT

17

 

BEAUFORT

16

BEAUFORT

8

BEAUFORT

13

 

BERKELEY

20

 

BERKELEY

21

BERKELEY

23

BERKELEY

17

 

CALHOUN

3

 

CALHOUN

5

CALHOUN

9

CALHOUN

2

 

CHARLESTON

35

 

CHARLESTON

27

CHARLESTON

39

CHARLESTON

30

 

CHEROKEE

12

 

CHEROKEE

3

CHEROKEE

14

CHEROKEE

10

 

CHESTER

13

 

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

9

CHESTER

7

 

CHESTERFIELD

7

 

CHESTERFIELD

5

CHESTERFIELD

8

CHESTERFIELD

3

 

CLARENDON

11

 

CLARENDON

11

CLARENDON

9

CLARENDON

6

 

COLLETON

8

 

COLLETON

7

COLLETON

12

COLLETON

10

 

DARLINGTON

11

 

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

16

DARLINGTON

8

 

DILLON

8

 

DILLON

6

DILLON

3

DILLON

6

 

DORCHESTER

10

 

DORCHESTER

19

DORCHESTER

21

DORCHESTER

8

 

EDGEFIELD

2

EDGEFIELD

1

EDGEFIELD

0

EDGEFIELD

2

 

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

5

FAIRFIELD

4

FAIRFIELD

6

 

FLORENCE

19

 

FLORENCE

18

FLORENCE

19

FLORENCE

9

 

GEORGETOWN

11

 

GEORGETOWN

4

GEORGETOWN

9

GEORGETOWN

3

 

GREENVILLE

35

 

GREENVILLE

50

GREENVILLE

40

GREENVILLE

39

 

GREENWOOD

7

 

GREENWOOD

6

GREENWOOD

9

GREENWOOD

2

 

HAMPTON

3

HAMPTON

1

HAMPTON

5

HAMPTON

3

 

HORRY

35

 

HORRY

45

HORRY

50

HORRY

31

 

JASPER

5

 

JASPER

15

JASPER

10

JASPER

7

 

KERSHAW

12

 

KERSHAW

11

KERSHAW

7

KERSHAW

2

 

LANCASTER

8

 

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

10

LANCASTER

8

 

LAURENS

20

 

LAURENS

10

LAURENS

14

LAURENS

12

 

LEE

3

LEE

4

LEE

5

LEE

4

 

LEXINGTON

24

 

LEXINGTON

27

LEXINGTON

24

LEXINGTON

23

 

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

3

MCCORMICK

2

MCCORMICK

4

 

MARION

7

MARION

5

MARION

10

MARION

5

 

MARLBORO

3

 

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

5

MARLBORO

8

 

NEWBERRY

4

 

NEWBERRY

3

NEWBERRY

4

NEWBERRY

3

 

OCONEE

9

 

OCONEE

7

OCONEE

10

OCONEE

7

 

ORANGEBURG

17

 

ORANGEBURG

19

ORANGEBURG

17

ORANGEBURG

19

 

PICKENS

17

 

PICKENS

12

PICKENS

7

PICKENS

7

 

RICHLAND

31

 

RICHLAND

39

RICHLAND

23

RICHLAND

22

 

SALUDA

5

 

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

0

SALUDA

3

 

SPARTANBURG

29

 

SPARTANBURG

35

SPARTANBURG

44

SPARTANBURG

22

 

SUMTER

13

 

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

8

SUMTER

16

 

UNION

4

UNION

6

UNION

2

UNION

3

 

WILLIAMSBURG

9

 

WILLIAMSBURG

10

WILLIAMSBURG

6

WILLIAMSBURG

5

 

YORK

12

 

YORK

25

YORK

12

YORK

15

 

TOTAL

569

 

TOTAL

596

TOTAL

574

TOTAL

455

 

 

NOTE: The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated 479 of the 569 traffic fatalities in 2017.

*2016  and 2017 Figures are preliminary.


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